Patient Comments: Flea Bites - Treatment


What over-the-counter treatments have you found effective in soothing itchy flea bites? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Wolfy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

I find that Benadryl taken orally in doses of 50 mg is one of the only things that stops the itching enough to be bearable. Hydrocortisone and other similar OTC creams do not work for me. As far as drying the bumps out, Benadryl itch cooling spray works pretty good and does help with the itching. Topical medications with diphenhydramine hydrochloride are the best as this is the active ingredient in Benadryl.

Comment from: Jonette, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I found that pure essential peppermint oil (EPO) helps to control the itching from flea bites. I was able to sleep all night and I reapplied more after showering. I have not been bothered by itching since using EPO. You do need to reapply it a couple of times per day. I had no reactions to it.

Comment from: Charlie 601, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

Put Epsom salt and baking soda in hot water, soak till it gets cold, then spray witch hazel over the flea bites, and stand by fan to dry. You can also mix a little hydrogen peroxide, Epsom salt and baking soda with hot water, mix well then get a medium makeup brush, brush it on, and leave it overnight.

Comment from: Martha, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 15

Aloe vera spray 99 percent pure with a few drops of lavender and tea tree oil and colloidal silver soothe itchy flea bites. Keep in the fridge, or cool, shake and spray on any bite. It cools, soothes, and calms the need to scratch whilst sanitizing and decreasing the healing time.


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